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Foster parents Doug and Diana Zwart of La Crosse were honored last week with the 2015 Governor’s Foster Care Award for their work with children in La Crosse County.
“Foster Care Month gives us an opportunity to thank the families who care for the vulnerable children in Wisconsin who have to be removed from their homes,” Wisconsin first lady Tonette Walker said. “Foster parents play a critical role in helping these children take the first step of their journey towards healing and recovery.”
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Wed, 05/27/2015Read More
Aurora Health Care on Thursday announced that it is awarding a total of $6.6 million in grants through its Better Together Fund to nearly two dozen federally qualified health centers and free clinics throughout eastern Wisconsin. The funds will be used to help community-based providers improve access to primary care and behavioral health services.
First Lady Tonette Walker joined Aurora Health Care Thursday evening at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee for an award presentation.
Thu, 05/14/2015Read More
Working for a business of 21,000 people, an employee can often get lost in the crowd.
Mary Gronnert wished that would have been the case Tuesday afternoon. No such luck, however, for the woman whom one admiring colleague at Schneider refers as "a hero to so many in this company."
Wed, 04/01/2015Read More
DE PERE – Tis’ the season of giving and Sister Helen Keyzer, a volunteer at Unity Hospice, was recognized for her community service she does year round.
Wisconsin’s First Lady, Tonette Walker, was in De Pere Monday and presented Keyzer with the “Wisconsin Heroes Award.”
Keyzer has been a volunteer since 1989.
Most of her volunteer work includes assisting chaplains by providing spiritual support to patients receiving care.
Mon, 12/22/2014Read More